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Posts Tagged ‘2013’

ELCAF 2014 review

Talent aplenty at the third East London Comic Arts Festival. But if you missed it don't worry! Here's my round up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A few weeks I popped along to the third ELCAF held at the Oval Space, which is a trendy new venue in a semi derelict part of Bethnal Green between Hackney Road and the canal. There were abundant creative types enjoying the late afternoon sunshine on the long balcony which overlooks one of the rusting gas towers, and inside a chaotic and slightly bawdy atmosphere reigned. Here’s what I saw:

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Studio Hato invited attendees to play comic strip consequences in the entrance hallway.

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Best Christmas Indie Tunes for 2013

This year there have been plenty of Christmas albums from mainstream artists, but here I bring you a selection of the best from indie musicians across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards. This year, despite a flurry of releases from mainstream musicians, there seems to be a dearth of Christmas tunes from indie artists. […]

Secret Emporium Christmas Market: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

The best designer makers (mainly jewellers!) at this year's Secret Emporium Christmas Market, held at the Nicholls & Clarke building in Shoreditch on the 14th and 15th December.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Niecklace by Diane Turner. Secret Emporium events always promise plenty of atmosphere and this year’s Winter Edition Christmas Market did not disappoint – visitors to the old Nicholls and Clark […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Babies and Toddlers

Ideas for the little ones, including ethical, handmade and unusual gifts that are sure to charm.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Slugs and Snails tights for boys. So, what do you do if you need to buy something for the little person in your life at Christmas? We buy very few […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Homeware and Prints for the Wall

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present? Why not support one of these talented designer makers, creating wonderful and unique homeware and prints for the home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Scout Editions: mistletoe in a bottle card. When my new website launches you’ll be able to find unique hand made designer items to suit all aspects of your life. Homeware […]

East London Design Show: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

This year the East London Design Show took place at the Truman Brewery, and whilst the venue was somewhat lacking in atmosphere there was lots of fabulous designer maker talent on show. Here's my hot ideas for Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve shared my favourite finds from the 2013 Bust Craftacular, now here’s what I loved at the East London Design Show, held for the first time in the Truman Brewery. […]

Review: Renegade Craft Fair in London, 2013

Fabulous finds from the Renegade Craft Fair, held at the Truman Brewery on 9th and 10th November 2013. Why shop on the high street when you can buy fabulous one offs by those who love to design and make?

Written by Amelia Gregory

This weekend I hot footed it down Brick Lane to the Truman Brewery for the 2013 London edition of the Renegade Craft Fair. It was a great chance to catch […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions. I’ve already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Tent London 2013 Preview: Best of Tent London 2012

As design lovers gear up for Tent London 2013 I bring you a selection of my favourite discoveries in 2012. Many are bound to be showcasing again this year... so let's whet our appetites.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It comes on hard after London Fashion Week, but I always make sure to get along to Tent London at the Truman Brewery: for this huge and sprawling exhibition is […]

University Arts Bournemouth: Dot to Dot Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

Students from the illustration degree course at Bournemouth put on a fantastic exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in mid July. It was a great way to finish of the 2013 graduate shows.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration degree course at Arts University Bournemouth held their stand alone Dot to Dot graduate exhibition in mid July at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane. I visited […]

Lounge on the Farm 2013: Festival Review

This year Kent based Lounge on the Farm festival returned to its eclectic, local roots for a sun soaked weekend of fun: here's my review, accompanied by some fabulous illustrations by a host of new contributors and some mini videos thanks to Vine.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way back in 2009 contributor Amelia Wells visited Lounge on the Farm in Kent for Amelia’s Magazine. She was duly wowed by this small scale family orientated music festival and […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Well Said Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

This year Camberwell illustration graduates held their Well Said show in The Rag Factory, just off East London's Brick Lane. Here's what I found.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nigh on a month ago the latest batch of talented graduates from the Camberwell College of Arts illustration degree course put on their standalone show at The Rag Factory, a […]

New Designers 2013 Product Design Review: The Best Product Designers and More

This last review of the 2013 New Designers shows contains a variety of exciting graduate designer discoveries. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

To round off my coverage of New Designers I’m going to introduce my random top selections from the product design colleges, as well as some stray surface design and some […]

New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to […]

D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design

Finally: here are my favourite finds from the New Blood graduate design show, which took place at the start of July in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood graduate show was held once again in a cordoned off section of Spitalfields Market. It’s a small space with hoards of exhibiting students crammed […]

London College of Fashion Ba Hons Graduate Catwalk Show 2013: Review part two

My second selection of LCF graduates - including fantastic galactic metal dresses, floral print menswear and painterly garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Buchanan ‘Cat Goddess in Dress’ by Kathryn Corlett. I’ve already shared with you my first review of the London College of Fashion Ba Hons Graduate Catwalk Show at The […]

New Designers 2013 Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors: The Best Graduate Designers

Here's my round up of the best of the rest of my discoveries at New Designers part one: featuring stunning optical illusion wall art, beautiful 3D neckpieces and ricrac aplenty.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of the great thing about surface design as a discipline is that it encompasses so many design possiblities. Here’s my round up of the rest of my fab discoveries […]

New Designers 2013 Ceramics and Craft: The Best Graduate Designers

There were loads of interesting ceramics and crafts on show at New Designers one, including neon iron platters, animals aplenty and a skull encrusted teapot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one plays host to large number of crafts and ceramics graduates: here’s the ones that caught my eye, starting with the work of Charlotte Mary Pack of […]

New Designers 2013 Jewellery: The Best Graduate Designers

I always get excited looking around the jewellery stands at New Designers: here's a selection of the most intriguing new designers and the ones who created jewellery I wanted for myself...

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always discover a huge number of brilliant new jewellery designers at the New Designers exhibition, and this year was no exception. Firstly, at the One Year On section I […]